Tuesday, the 8th of July, 2014 is the 189th day in 2014 and in the 28th calendar week.
General Events:
Video Games Day
July 8, 2014 in the World
Video Games Day takes place on July 08, 2014. It celebrates popular video games which entered the market decades ago, and changed the way your kids play games today. The word video in video game traditionally referred to a cathode ray tube display device, but it now implies any type of display device that can produce two or three dimensional images.
Today, take some time to appreciate the technological achievements of the video game industry. Think about how far we’ve come since the days of the original Nintendo and Game Boy. Today’s games have advanced special effects and diversified themes that appeal to almost everyone.
Video games aren’t just for kids anymore. In fact, they have become very popular as group activities at parties. People crowd around televisions in homes and dorm rooms to battle their friends in adventure, sports, and music-themed competitions.
It has been shown that action video game players have better hand-eye coordination and visuo-motor skills, such as their resistance to distraction, their sensitivity to information in the peripheral vision and their ability to count briefly presented objects, than nonplayers. It has been suggested by a few studies that online/offline video gaming can be used as a therapeutic tool in the treatment of different mental health concerns.
Where is Video Games Day?
Math 2.0 Day
July 8, 2014 in the World
What is Math 2.0 Day? Scheduled for July 8th, it’s a day to get people interested in the ways they use math every day. It’s also a day for big names in the math and technology world to get together and share news and resources related to math and how it is used in the technological world. How can you celebrate? Well, you can learn a new math trick to impress your friends, find out some little-known facts about how numbers help keep the world running smoothly, and settle all those questions you’ve had in the back of your mind about how the world of math works.
Where is Math 2.0 Day?
National SCUD Day
July 8, 2014 in the USA
SCUD Day stands for Savor the Comic, Unplug the Drama Day, and encourages those of us whose lives might have a touch too much drama to step back, relax, and enjoy the funnier side of life. Relaxation and humour are good for your physical and mental wellbeing, so turn the drama down a notch and enjoy a good laugh instead.
So, step back and enjoy relaxation and humor and then watch the physical and mental benefits that you will receive from it.
Where is National SCUD Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events:
951 – Paris is founded
1497 – Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama departs for on his first voyage – becomes first European to reach India by sea
1579 – Our Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church, was discovered underground in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan.
1777 – Vermont introduces new constitution making it 1st US state to abolish slavery,
1800 – Dr Benjamin Waterhouse gives 1st cowpox vaccination to his son to prevent smallpox
1822 – Chippewas turn over huge tract of land in Ontario to the United Kingdom.
1864 – The Shinsengumi sabotage the Choshu-han shishi’s planned attack on Kyoto, Japan at Ikedaya. This event is known as Ikedaya Jiken.
1892 – St. John’s, Newfoundland is devastated in the Great Fire of 1892.
1907 – Florenz Ziegfeld staged 1st `Follies’ on NY Theater roof
1947 – Reports are broadcast that a UFO has crashed landed in Roswell, New Mexico.
1954 – Military junta selects colonel Armas president of Guatemala
1966 – King Mwambutsa IV Bangiriceng of Burundi is deposed by his son Prince Charles Ndizi.
1975 – Quake damages over 2,000 temples in Pagan Burma, 20-foot-high seated Buddha of Thandawgya decapitated
1979 – Congo adopts constitution
1989 – Carlos Saul Menum becomes pres of Argentina
1992 – Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe creates the office of High Commissioner on National Minorities.